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ITW BUILDCLEAN
Launching a breakthrough in dust control.

What they asked for

Contractor leads to grow annual sales to $1M.

What they got

A multifaceted push/pull strategy that drove demand and even higher sales.

The ITW and BuildClean logos. BuildClean is a dust control management system that eliminates up to 90% of airborne jobsite dust.

Background: A GAME-CHANGING PRODUCT WITH LITTLE AWARENESS

One of the biggest impediments to a remodeling project is the tremendous amount of dust generated throughout a home for weeks or months at a time. Aside from being toxic and hazardous, 85% of homeowners agree that jobsite dust is the most serious inconvenience of remodeling.

That major homeowner pain point is why BuildClean — a new product from Illinois Tool Works — was created.

ITW sold BuildClean directly to remodelers, who could seriously mitigate dust and thereby gain a competitive edge.

The Answer: A MULTIFACETED PUSH/PULL STRATEGY

CBD crafted an integrated marketing plan to generate awareness and demand among homeowners, while generating sales of the BuildClean machine to contractors. A new, persona-based website served as the hub of these efforts.

Direct mail, formatted with a dust-like texture, spurred sales among the top 200 remodelers. In addition, print and digital media helped build awareness for the product, driving traffic to the website.

PR and custom content played a large role. These efforts included trade outreach, bylined articles, broadcast interviews, testimonials, and more.

Influencer outreach via the social media platform Houzz specifically targeted homeowners who were considering a remodeling project — creating an interactive dialog that prompted contractors to buy.

An email campaign for ITW BuildClean developed by CBD Marketing.
An ITW Special Report developed by CBD Marketing.

A special report on the hazards of remodeling dust shed light on the need for BuildClean during home remodeling projects.

Product demo videos showcased BuildClean’s effectiveness at minimizing dust migration and providing a healthier, cleaner environment for homeowners throughout the remodeling process.

Results

Over $1 million in annual sales.

CBD’s integrated efforts helped BuildClean achieve their sales goal through:

1,200+ trade and consumer PR placements

33.2 million+ total print and online impressions

35% average open rate for email campaign (industry average is 19.1%)